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    Q678: Can I be arrested if I am sat in my car drunk (over the permitted limit), but not driving?

    Yes, there is an offence of being in charge of a motor vehicle whilst being over the permitted limit. Each case would be judged on its own merits but the officers would be looking at

    • whether you had the keys for the vehicle
    • were you in the vehicle at the time
    • what were you doing at the time
    • whether there was anyone else in or near the vehicle
    • what evidence is there that you were intending to drive the vehicle

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